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How 3.5 inch heels could prematurely age your joints

January 26, 2015

Wearing stilettos may not only be painful at the time. It could also raise the odds of arthritis in years to come

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Weber C Ankle Fractures: A Retrospective Audit of Screw Number, Size, Complications, and Retrieval Rates

January 22, 2015

Tibiofibular transfixation of Weber C injuries using a diastasis screw is the current method of fixation. However, controversy remains regarding the screw size and number, number of cortices engaged, and the interval to screw removal.

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Killer heels could lead to osteoarthritis in knees, warn scientists

January 20, 2015

Most women would agree that tottering along in a pair of killer heels can result in sore feet, painful ankles and a bad back. But a new study suggests that wearing high-heels of at least three-and-a-half inches also prematurely ages knee joints and could lead to osteoarthritis.

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3 hidden opportunities within reimbursement challenges

January 20, 2015

As we’ve reported previously, challenges abound for physician practices in 2015, particularly from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint. Areas in which practices will have to work hardest to adapt center largely on the Affordable Care Act, health exchanges and new payment models offered by government and private payers, noted an announcement from JD Supra.

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

January 19, 2015

Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It? : Shots – Health News : NPR :

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Great toe necrosis predicts an unfavorable limb salvage prognosis

January 13, 2015

The initial location of necrosis may affect the limb salvage rate. This study of 130 patients with chronic toe ulcers or gangrene was performed to assess whether the location of initial necrosis in the toes affected limb salvage prognosis.

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The Podiatrist as a Member of the Sports Medicine Team

January 9, 2015

This article reviews the history of sports medicine highlighting the “jogging boom” of the 1970s and the advocacy of Dr George Sheehan which boosted the position of podiatry in sports medicine. Significant events in mainstream sports medicine that promoted the rise of podiatric medicine are discussed

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Walking dynamics in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome

January 6, 2015

A force-driven harmonic oscillator (FDHO) model reveals elastic property of general muscular activity during walking. This study aimed to investigate whether children with Down syndrome (DS) have a lower K/G ratio, a primary variable derived from the FDHO model, than typically developing children during overground and treadmill walking, and whether children with DS can adapt the K/G ratio to walking speeds, external ankle load and a treadmill setting.

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Which running shoe is right for you?

January 6, 2015

It was a string of knee injuries – a torn ligament, then an avulsion fracture, and a meniscus tear followed by surgery – that convinced Richard Ehrlich to try the glove-like Vibram FiveFingers ultra-minimalist running shoes, joining hundreds of thousands of others inspired by Christopher McDougall’s bestselling 2009 book Born to Run.

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Ceftaroline fosamil for treatment of diabetic foot infections: The CAPTURE study experience

January 6, 2015

The purpose of this study was to ascertain which demographic, clinical and microbiological factors might affect clinical outcomes of patients with diabetic foot infections, excluding known osteomyelitis, by analyzing CAPTURE registry study data of patients treated with ceftaroline fosamil.

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